How to Build a Solid Running Base

How to Build a Solid Running Base

Winter is in full swing here in Michigan, which means freezing temperatures, snow up to our knees, and lots of wind. Even though the elements can certainly be tough, I am a huge advocate of running through the winter. However, despite my best efforts (and failed attempts), I know that winter is not the ideal time … Read More

How to Make a Running Comeback After Taking Time Off

How to Make a Running Comeback After Taking Time Off

It’s really funny how life works sometimes, and the lessons it teaches us. Why is it that whenever we are in the middle of something, all we can think about is taking a break? We can’t wait for some time off – whether it’s from running, school, work, a project, or anything else. But as … Read More

What To Do When You Finish Your Goal Race

What To Do When You Finish Your Goal Race

This past week has brought me a front row seat to the great paradox of running. Why is it that I miss running whenever I am forced to take a rest day? But yet I can’t find the motivation whenever I am healthy and have a run planned? After completing my recent goal race, the … Read More

How to Recover Quickly from a Marathon (or Half Marathon)

How to Recover Quickly from a Marathon (or Half Marathon)

Even before running the New York City Marathon on Sunday, I knew that this week would be dedicated to recovery. However, what I didn’t expect was for my legs to completely give out on me the next day. On Monday morning, I panicked a little bit (okay, a lot) in the morning when I realized … Read More

The Best Ways to Recover from Long Runs

The Best Ways to Recover from Long Runs

As fall running has made it’s entrance, it is officially my favorite running season! I think it is safe to say that this weather is the most promising for runners: cooler, less humid, cloudy, and breezy. Along with this promising new running weather comes the rush of fall races. Fall races are my favorite and … Read More